Minister visits Kochi couple who sells tea to fund their world tour

Tourism Minister Mohammed Riyas visited Kochi couple Balaji and Mohana who are going on world trips after making a living out of running a tea shop.

Minister Riyas in the couple's teashop

Kochi: Tourism Minister Mohammed Riyas has paid a visit to Kochi couple Vijayan and Mohana who made headlines for their world tour. The aged couple has been running a small tea shop to earn money for their trips.

Vijayan and his wife were in the middle of the preparations for their Russian trip when the minister arrived at their shop.

Vijayan served hot tea for the minister with a warm smile. They also engaged in talks about the scope of tourism in Kerala and the changes to be made in this sector.

The couple told the minister that changes must be made in the approach towards tourists and in the matter of hygiene. The minister also assured that special training will be given for the ones working in the tourism field.

Vijayan and Mohana will fly to explore Russia on October 21. They are planning to visit Moscow and St Petersberg for three days each. They have also expressed their wish to see the Russian President during their visit.

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